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Solvency II: rethinking infrastructure investments
11 Apr

Solvency II: rethinking infrastructure investments

On 1 April 2016, the European Commission’s Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/467 relating to Solvency II – the European risk-based capital regime – was published into the Official Journal of the EU.  This covers the new risk charges imposed on insurers’ equity and debt investment in infrastructure projects. Based on advice from the European Insurance and Read More

18 Mar

MiFIR: one little word with big implications for data vendors

  • 18th March 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. Once MiFIR is enacted over the coming months, there will no doubt be a lot of concern about one little word that threatens to have a serious impact on the commercial operations of many service providers in Europe. That word is ‘reasonable’. By itself, the word reasonable seems harmless. But when used as Read More

28 Feb

Transparency: the new wonder drug?

  • 28th February 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. MiFID II and its regulatory cousin, MiFIR, have some lofty ambitions for European securities and derivatives markets.  And one of their most clearly stated goals is to enhance market transparency by bringing about changes to market practices, and potentially even market structures. The problem is that, while transparency may be seen as a Read More

05 Nov

Jigsaw coming together? An update on the MiFID II trialogue process

  • 5th November 2013
  • RegTechFS

Institutions are closely following the MiFID II negotiations, and for obvious reasons: the sequel to 2007’s headline regulation threatens to have a similarly large impact on the shape of European – and even global – markets.  But, for such a high priority issue, up-to-date information has been relatively hard to come by. At an October Read More